Maria Garzón was born into a medical family. She studied music in Spain, Austria, Germany and UK. Her international career took off in 1984 when she was chosen by the RTVE to represent her country at the music year in Amsterdam. She has performed in many prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Wigmore Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall in the Barbican, she has taken part in several international festivals including Salzburg, Carthage and Thessaloniki. When she’s not travelling Maria lives in the UK and Greece.
She has recorded for the major radio stations (BBC, classic FM, WDR, RAI, RTVE, NBRC) and has been instrumental in the rediscovery of the works of the composer J. L. Dussek. She has recorded his piano concertos with the Neues Renisches Kammerorchester for WDR-KOCH, and the first complete cycle of his piano sonatas (six CDs).
Her recording of the piano works of Elgar was made with the support of the Elgar Society in the UK and features the first ever recording of the piano version of the Enigma Variations.
Other recordings include Ullmann’s Piano Sonatas 4, 5, 6 and 7, the piano works of Rodrigo, an album of piano variations and an album of Spanish music for piano which won the British retailers association prize for best CD of the year.
Maria is an honorary member of ILAMS and a Fellow of the RSA.